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"Blurring Train"
This is my blur street photo from the field trip. in order to create this photo I used Detail Extractor to enhance the detail in the clouds and the building behind the train. Then I went into Analog Efex Pro to use the motion Blur along with a "Film Type" in order to change the color and make the colors in the photo a little more interesting. Once I was done with Analog Efex Pro I used the Dodge and Burn tool to lighten and darken some parts of the photo. I believe that the blur enhanced the photo because it gives a bit of an uneasy feeling like the train is moving though you don't know where it's going. Also the fact that the sky is two different colors, one that is a bit lighter and one that is darker, makes the viewer feel like something eerie is going to happen. 
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6/5/17
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"Metal and Wood"
I took this photo from the street looking up to a second story window. The subject of the photo to me is the water can that is in the middle or the gate next to it. I made this photo black and white after editing it originally because I thought it would enhance the photo more by making you focus on the objects not the colors. Adding the black and white onto this photo makes the branches come out more and it makes them the object you might see first. 
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"Chaotic Beauty"
I took this photo in Belmont Harbor near a tiled wall. I blurred this photo to make the focus of it all the flowers, mostly the yellow on the flowers. I also made the flowers look more painted than real. I took this photo because the flowers looked very yellow and pretty. Also, with the tile in the background, it added to the photo. The blur that I used was the motion blur and twisted what was around the flower myself, Adding the blur to the photo makes you focus more on the flowers, which is the subject of the photo. I also took this photo from this angle to get all the flowers in the picture and to capture some of the trees and the tiled fence in the background.

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The Altenhiem
I am sorry to inform you, but this is not a scene from Harry Potter. This is a photo of The Altenhiem. I took this in Forest Park, Il. I spend a lot of time in Forest Park but I didn't even know this place existed. My family and I were looking for parking behind the El station, and I saw this building and knew I had to check it out. The crazy part of this is that although the back part of this building is abandoned and broken, the front part is an apartment building that people still live in. After doing some research, I then found out that the part I took photos of is actually used to shoot onsite Holocaust movies! This place has such a creepy vibe and I think I was really able to capture that in the photo. 
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"Beyond the Glass"
This is my first time making a hand made frame. I took a piece of glass from a window of a photo I had previously taken, and then I cut and pasted it around the entire border of the photo to create this frame. I liked that I was able to re purpose the window and use it in this photo to make something unique. I think this technique will help me to create more advanced hand made frames later in my work. 
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"Oil Rig"
This is my color landscape photo. I was driving around on some road and I spotted this industrial plant. I pulled over and stopped to take a photo. I really think what stands out in this photo is the bright blue in the sky. I also think the frame really enhances the photo because it just adds a finished look as well as keeps your focus in the frame, instead of out. 
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"No Diving"
This was one of the photos I had also taken on the field trip to Benton Harbor. My group and I were standing at the edge of the path looking our onto the harbor, and I just started to take pictures. At the time I didn't know what I was going to do with them until a few weeks after the trip. I started to mess around in photoshop with different filters and noticed that it needed something more. I had a photo or a sign near a lake that said "shallow water no diving". I tried it to see how it would look in the background of my photo and really liked it. I felt like it added to my photo and gave the viewer somersetting more too look at. 
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"Your Thinking"
This Photo was taken because of the words on the concrete. It makes me think, what should I be thinking about. I made it in black and white because it makes it have a deep feeling. If I could take this photo again I would want to fix the angel. Overall I thought this photo was very cool. 
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"Down The Street"
I made this photo blurry because it looks like you can just jump into the photo and walk down the sidewalk. 
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This is a photograph that I took on our trip to Chicago. I chose to use this photo as my blur photo because I liked how all of the focus is towards the silhouette of the man at the end of the pier. It draws your interest and makes you think, "I wonder who that is, and what he is doing?" I used toy camera and analog effects pro to achieve this blur look. 
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